AMELS 78m full-custom motor yacht sold!

With a gross tonnage (approximately 2,850 GT), the AMELS 78m will be the largest yacht by the yard to date with delivery in 2021. Currently, the largest yacht is the HERE COMES THE SUN of the semi-custom series Amels 272. The exterior design and general arrangement were created by Espen Øino while the interior design comes from François Zuretti.

The contract for the vessel was signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017.

Voices by the project partners

Espen Øino:

“For our team it is the first time we have collaborated with AMELS on a yacht project. We are very impressed by the know-how and professionalism that the AMELS custom yachts team have displayed during the design development and negotiations and look forward to working together towards making this vessel a unique custom yacht we all can be proud of.”

François Zuretti:

“We are very proud of the trust that the owner and AMELS shipyard have placed in us when selecting our design studio to take part in this project. Being involved with the new generation of custom-made AMELS yachts is yet another great opportunity to pursue our commitment to developing unique yachts that are also contemporary, comfortable, functional vessels with distinct ethnic notes.”

Rose Damen, AMELS Commercial Director:

“This is a particularly significant contract for AMELS and a great compliment for our Full Custom team. All of us at AMELS are looking forward to working with the owner’s team and the yacht’s designers to create this beautiful new custom yacht with the absolute highest quality that AMELS is renowned for.”

Roeland Berrevoets, AMELS Manager Projects Custom Building

“This new AMELS project is a large volume yacht with a demanding specification that will once again showcase what we are capable of in large yacht building. We have invested a lot of time and resources to develop our team and our facilities in Vlissingen for full custom building, so it’s very rewarding to start building the biggest AMELS yacht so far.”

December 2019 - The technical launch of the Amels 78m

The hull was traditionally launched at the Damen facility in Galati at the Danube river. In the nex step, the hull will be transported to the Amels facility in Vlissingen, The Netherlands to receive the Zuretti-styled interior.

Launch photos by Tom van Oossanen

Moreover, Mr. Øino comments:

“The layout with the big pool on the upper deck with the boats below either side, but they are all hidden so you don’t see it. And of course the balconies with the direct access from the cabins out which you can spot very easily and it’s actually looking pretty amazing. A lot of people don’t notice this because when you look at the profile view they’re not very visible, but when you draw the boat in 3D you can see these balconies coming out.”